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The Daily Bee (April 12th, 2021): The Great Bundesliga Coaching Shuffle, and More Injury Updates

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Borussia Dortmund poached Marco Rose, and now Gladbach have poached Adi Hütter. Everybody’s a poacher!

Borussia Dortmund v Eintracht Frankfurt - Bundesliga Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images

Good morning, Fear the Wall! Happy monday.

Remember a few months ago, when Borussia Dortmund announced that they had reached an agreement with Borussia Mönchengladbach manager Marco Rose to take over as head coach in the summer? Do you remember how indignant Gladbach fans were, and justifiably so? Well, look how the tables have turned:

Despite what we Bundesliga fans like to tell each other, the league really is a cutthroat, dog-eat-dog world. According to BILD and Kicker, Frankfurt manager Adi Hütter is close to reaching an agreement with Borussia Mönchengladbach to take over for Marco Rose this summer. It’s a bizarre move if you consider the fact that Frankfurt are highly likely to qualify for the top four this year, while Mönchengladbach seem likely to miss European Competitions altogether. My guess is that Hütter sees them as a club with more potential for sustainable success, given their squad quality, financial resources, and Max Eberl, their talented sporting director. Of course, they can probably offer him a bigger paycheck as well!

Injury Updates

With a pivotal match against Manchester City in the Champions League on Wednesday, Borussia Dortmund will need all hands on deck if they want any hope of advancing to the competition’s semifinals. Thankfully, according to Ruhr Nachrichten, most of the squad that has suffered knocks over the past few weeks will be fit, with the exceptions of Youssoufa Moukoko and Jadon Sancho. According to the report, Mats Hummels, Marco Reus, and Jude Bellingham should all be fit to play against the citizens.

While Jadon Sancho has returned to individual training following a six-week muscle injury, he will sadly not be match fit by Wednesday. BVB will need to defeat Pep Guardiola’s side without their best winger.

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Of course, the logical follow-up to this news is: which Bundesliga coach from an even smaller Bundesliga club will Eintracht Frankfurt poach?